How Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems Reduce Fuel Consumption

The benefits of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) surpass the cost of tires. A vehicle or machine with the correct tire pressure may significantly impact the bottom line.

A 10% reduction in tyre pressure has a 1% effect on fuel consumption.

It is estimated that as many as 3,600 accidents and 20 per cent of all breakdowns are directly related to flat tyres or low tyre pressure. Because of HGV’s size, they have the potential to cause even more serious incidents if the driver loses control of the vehicle.

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There are many benefits of TPMS, including:

Extended tire life

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Tires can last longer when they are used at the correct tire pressure. Underinflated tires risk being destroyed when the pressure drops too low. Early warning prevents this.

Reduced fuel consumption

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Operating a fleet with improper tire pressure may increase fuel bills considerably. A decrease of 10% in tire pressure may result in a 1% increase in fuel costs.

Increased safety

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TPMS provides a safety net by identifying tire problems before they blow and potentially cause catastrophic failure. This can save lives.

Reduced downtime

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Tire problems cause delays. Hours of operation may be lost as a result of a stationary vehicle. There are costs associated with missed deliveries or stopped production (OTR).

Better use of resources

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TPMS directs resources to vehicles that require attention and monitors the fleet. This allows resources to be utilized where they are needed.

Increased compliance

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Following procedures, such as tire pressure checks, allows problems to be corrected as they arise. Delaying remedial action could cost thousands of pounds in damaged tires.

Reduced maintenance

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Tire pressure checks,  changes, and journeys made for repairing vehicles in the field significantly decrease when the entire fleet is continuously monitored.

Reduced waste – recycle

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Reduced tire turnover. Identifying tire issues early allows the tire to be saved or re-treaded.

The Benefits of TPMS – ATLAS has the Answer

ATLAS is a TPMS solution for tire management in the fleet. ATLAS offers a solution to tire pressure issues at the click of a button and notifies any tire problems in the fleet in real time, delivering detailed analysis to enable a rapid resolution.

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